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Jim Hogg Co. Seeks Government Reimbursement for Housing Migrants

1 year 8 months 3 weeks ago Thursday, August 22 2019 Aug 22, 2019 August 22, 2019 4:06 PM August 22, 2019 in News - Local

HEBBRONVILLE – A small nearby county is looking for the federal government to pay up.

They are using their facilities helping the Department of Homeland Security control the influx of immigrants being processed.

This is the second plead for government reimbursement from the Jim Hogg County judge. 

We first showed this report in June.

Since then, Jim Hogg County is letting the government use its sheriff's office to help immigrants before or during processing.

This includes using showers and a place to sleep for a short time.

The county judge says they've been getting an average of 300 immigrants a month now.

Judge Juan Carlos Guerra says they're looking forward to getting some funds back.

He hopes it comes available under a newly passed appropriations bill.

Judge Guerra explains each immigrant in federal custody can cost the county $100 to $150 a day to house.

Watch the video for the full story.

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